I’ll admit it: Chocolate Chip are my favorite kind of cookie. They’re one of the few cookies I actually get cravings for, and whether they’re chewy or crunchy or cakey, I always say bring ’em on!
Also: the best chocolate chip cookies are always the ones you’ve just brought out of the oven. Indeed, even the most mediocre of chocolate chip cookie batters will taste awesome if taken straight off a piping hot cookie sheet.
If you’re looking for a good recipe, look no further. I’m linking to the best chocolate chip cookie recipes to be had online… just take your pick:
The Original Toll House Cookie Recipe
This, ladies and gentlemen, is where it all started. If you want to go the traditional route, and make the cookies your mom and/or grandma probably made when you were growing up, use this recipe. It’s tried, it’s true- it’s classic.
Alton Brown’s The Chewy
Want to take it a step further? Try Alton Brown’s chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. It uses bread flour and melted butter for maximum chewiness- you can tell they’re going to be chewy because the batter is super gooey. Highly recommended.
Alton Brown’s The Thin
Another one from Alton, this cookie hits the spot when you want something crispy and buttery. Much as I love the chewy recipe above, I can never say no to crispy and buttery cookies.
New York Times’ Chocolate Chip Cookies
Finally, we come to these. Touted by so many food bloggers as “the perfect cookie”, this recipe, adapted from Jacques Torres, will give you gloriously crispy, chewy, buttery cookies with huge chunks of chocolate. It requires a lot more work than the original Toll House recipe, but oh- it’s worth it. Really, really worth it.
What’s your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?